Glyphosate-based herbicides are bee-killing global pollutants of groundwater, rivers and surface water. More recently glyphosate has been detected in rain. The latest research reveals that glyphosate damages the beneficial bacteria in the gut of the honeybee, making them prone to to deadly infections. Previous studies have shown that pesticides such as neonicotinoids cause harm to bees,…
Give me an Australian wasp anytime. The solitary species are so much safer to garden amongst than their vicious ‘social’ European counterpart, Vespula germanica.
For a more sustainable Valentine’s Day, buy your loved one a potted plant. Like love, you can watch your gift grow.
Being eaten alive, from the inside out, is not the kindest death. But it’s ruthlessly efficient.
Heat and windy, sunny weather continue delaying sowing and planting summer crops.
Growth on sound foundations: Kyabra Community Garden, Queensland
In Brisbane, winter crops have finished flowering. Their seed is ripe and ready for harvest.
“With the right breeding and care, food plants have – so far – fed and sustained human civilisation”
Before leaving for a week’s trip, I read my Lonely Planet guide. It describes Port Moresby as a gritty city and advises tourists not to flaunt their wealth. I survived living in London’s seedy Surrey Docks (1984 – 85) and I work for our national broadcaster, so I consider myself to be (somewhat) street-wise and I’ve plenty…
Basil and Mary died. Last weekend. The world is poorer without them, and I have a heavy heart. Where to start?
There are three things every Australian should know about mangroves.
Australia is a massive pharmacy store, where some very useful plants grow in our streets, reserves and gardens.